Branch of Greed

Upon branch of greed

Springs leafy fruit, yet worthless

Shoddy soul poisoned

By pride, self-aggrandizement

Pathetic casualty

Consequences due…

Dearth of selflessness

Will work to heart’s detriment

Initial gains lost

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Buried Deep, the Sea

Buried deep within

Me, the Sea moves, has seasons

Some all in one day

Moody as heart’s history

Careless of soul’s mystery

Its blue changes hue

 ‘Gainst mildest tide, hurls passion

Then brooding, retreats

Vengeful killer one minute

Healing balm another day

Kindles madness…yet

Draws me back like first lover

Salt waves swallow tears

Mingled with late father’s blood

His laughter singing chantey

“Oh, the Doralea, she was quite a dame…

Take me home now, lady…”

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Vast Inheritance (3TC)

Prompt words:  Mortgage, Shares, Inheritance

I would not mortgage

Blood-bought soul for worldly shares

Temporal, worthless

Father’s wealth eternal waits

Vast inheritance from God

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“an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you” 1 Peter 1:4, English Standard Version

“store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in and steal” Matt 6:20, Amplified Bible

“As for the rich in this present world, instruct them not to be conceited and arrogant, nor to set their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly and ceaselessly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” 1st Tim 6:17, AMP

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Some Options of Heart (3TC)

Prompt words: desire, option, share

Options to share heart…

Bits revealed from distant Past

Desire’s unburnt fire

Embers, ash…discarded dreams

Faith which anchors, holds soul true

Gems offered as gift

Depend on recipient

So, can I trust you?

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Flickering Remains

Lovely bijoux heart

Pliant, polite, docile till

Domestic striking

Chokehold sucked soul, battered mind

Flick’ring, God’s Spirit remains

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Love’s Lightning Colors

Prompt phrase:  “Lightning Colours”


A child’s love can be powerful

Intense, unblemished…and lasting

No matter who it is young heart

Captures, whether real or

Imagined, a stranger, mere

Persona…love unrequited…

At ten, she saw him—

Even in black and white she

Knew he’d be her lifelong hero…

On her 16th birthday he returned

‘Mid lightning colors—her soul

Blazed fiery opal, star sapphire…

For 60 years he was the only man

She loved…Death changed nothing

He remained her timeless

Mythic defender…

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